Bertrand Russell Quotes
 
 

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
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To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.
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Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.
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The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
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The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
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In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
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The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
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Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
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Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
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I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
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